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How to Redefine Capitalism-as-Usual (or 8 Steps to Becoming a Truly Sustainable Brand)
How to Redefine Capitalism-as-Usual (or 8 Steps to Becoming a Truly Sustainable Brand)

10 years ago - When Patagonia launched its Responsible Economy campaign last fall, VP of Environmental Initiatives Rick Ridgeway eloquently summed up the ‘elephant in the room’ of capitalism: Growth is not sustainable. Ridgeway accepts that evolving from our current economic system will be especially challenging for larger companies with insatiable IPOs, but I’d like to share some ways it not only can be done but is being done.1. CSRCorporate social responsibility has been a fantastic gateway for newcomers to sustainable business values, allowing a brand to better understand its impacts and act as a baseline to refer back to over time.

Yerdle Becomes First Nationwide Sharing Retailer with New, Low-Cost Shipping Option
Yerdle Becomes First Nationwide Sharing Retailer with New, Low-Cost Shipping Option

10 years ago - Yerdle, the online marketplace where shoppers in the greater San Francisco and New York City areas can give and get things for free, today becomes available across the country by providing low-cost, flat rate shipping for $2-4 nationwide. Yerdle has also updated its iPhone app to offer enhanced discovery browsing, a re-designed home screen, a new social “activity feed,” and a simplified shopping cart.

How To Use Well-Managed Data to Realise Your Sustainability Goals
How To Use Well-Managed Data to Realise Your Sustainability Goals

10 years ago - Data, Data, DataSustainable business these days requires data, and lots of it. Companies are using sustainability data for a multiplicity of reasons: to inform corporate strategy, comply with regulations, evaluate investments, improve transparency, develop products and processes, manage risk, benchmark themselves against competitors, change organisational culture, and engage with supply chains.

Big Data: The Ultimate Sustainability Job Aid at U.S. Postal Service
Big Data: The Ultimate Sustainability Job Aid at U.S. Postal Service

10 years ago - Advancement in big data and analytical technologies has opened up many new opportunities to support sustainability advancement in large, complex organizations. The high volume of performance data from facilities, buildings, supply chains, operations and logistics subsystems can be gathered to trace the impact of sustainability initiatives at a very granular level. This information can be rolled up into a series of “green dashboards” allowing managers and employees to track costs savings and monitor performance enhancements across the organization.

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Storytelling the Overriding Theme on Final Day of SB '13
Storytelling the Overriding Theme on Final Day of SB '13

10 years ago - There was hardly an empty seat in the house for Jonah Sachs’ “crash course in masterful storytelling.” Attendees learned the history of oral tradition and why humans have used stories to take in and share information for thousands of years. Sachs shared a five-part strategy to telling stories that get shared and let everyone in the room practice telling their own stories using characters and morals that illustrated underlying core values. The session concluded with examples of successful story-based marketing campaigns, brand gifts and an overview on brand archetypes.

UPS Adding 700 Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles to Global Fleet By 2014
UPS Adding 700 Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles to Global Fleet By 2014

11 years ago - UPS on Tuesday announced an expansion to its alternative vehicle fleet with plans to purchase some 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014.The company says an initial investment of more than $18 million to construct fueling stations will be supported by the purchase of the 700 LNG tractors and continued expansion of the natural gas fleet in the U.S.UPS already operates 112 LNG tractor trailers from fueling stations in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Beaver and Salt Lake City and has its own LNG fueling station on its property in Ontario, California. Once completed, the company’s LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the U.S.

13 Hot Business Model Innovations to Follow in 2013
13 Hot Business Model Innovations to Follow in 2013

11 years ago - Last week we started a series of four "hot lists" outlining key developments worth following in our community this year. Our first installment highlighted 13 hot sustainable products; today we look at 13 hot business model innovations that are creating new markets or transforming existing ones. Here they are:

‘Physical Internet’ for Logistics Could Boost U.S. Profits $100 Billion, Cut Emissions 33%
‘Physical Internet’ for Logistics Could Boost U.S. Profits $100 Billion, Cut Emissions 33%

11 years ago - Handling, storing and transporting goods in a shared network of manufacturers, retailers and transporters would benefit the U.S. economy and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study by engineers at the University of Arkansas and Virginia Tech University. If 25 percent of the U.S. supply chain operated with this so-called “physical internet” system, profits for participating firms would increase by $100 billion, carbon dioxide emissions from road-based freight would decrease by at least 33 percent and consumers would pay less for goods, researchers said.